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Solid Energy's $4 million payout
Solid Energy's $4 million payout

Solid Energy shelled out $4 million for redundancies between July and December last year, mostly for workers from the Stockton…

Consumers upbeat about economy, survey shows

The survey's index lifted four points from its March level to 129. It has only rarely been higher than this in the past…

Farm worker unjustifiably dismissed despite death of 73 cows

A farm worker was found to be unjustifiably dismissed, despite being accused of costing the farm he worked on over $60,000…

Low wages, trade deals luring auto jobs to Mexico

Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories.

US teens quitting school to work
US teens quitting school to work

Teenagers drop out of American high schools for all sorts of reasons: lack of motivation, little support from parents, poor…

Recruitment drive for Air NZ
Recruitment drive for Air NZ

Air New Zealand is on the hunt for hundreds of extra flight attendants as its growth surges for the rest of the year.

Victory for the workers
Victory for the workers

Who cares about workers' rights? Well, suddenly lots of people do. And it’s not just the political left, writes Bryce Edwards…

Finance officials fear rising threats
Finance officials fear rising threats

The International Monetary Fund's policy committee set a goal of working towards a "more robust, balanced and job-rich global…

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A smart workforce is an ageing one
A smart workforce is an ageing one

Commentaries on the future of work are dominated by the theme of the ageing of society and the workforce. And…

Companies can 'fix' pay gap - Google exec

To stop perpetuating the gender pay gap, companies need to stop asking "What's your salary history" to prospective employees…

$25k for truck driver with broken spine

A truck driver who was pinned between a truck and a loading bay, breaking his spine, has been awarded $25,000 compensation…

Barometer positive for output

A barometer of manufacturing activity is still pointing to fair weather. The BNZ/Business New Zealand performance of manufacturing…

$9k for worker fired over magazine
$9k for worker fired over magazine

A shop worker who was fired and reported to police for taking home a magazine has been awarded more…

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